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Quincy Enunwa: Jets are ‘capable of dethroning’ Patriots in AFC East

Many players throughout the years have predicted that their teams will overtake the New England Patriots in the AFC East, but Bill Belichick’s team has won the division nine consecutive years and 15 out of the last 17. One member of the New York Jets thinks that can change in 2018.

In an appearance on CBS Radio Friday, Qunicy Enunwa told hosts Brandon Tierney and Tiki Barber that he believes the Patriots are “vulnerable” heading into next season. The Jets receiver later said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he was merely responding to a question in that interview, but he sees no reason why New York can’t win the AFC East.

“Obviously, I just wanted to agree,” Enunwa said. “I think they may be. But I also think that we’re capable of finally dethroning them. I think that we’ve always been. It’s just about getting over that hump of finishing games. Not to add more bulletin board material for them, but I think for us, we’re hyper-confident and believe that we can do that.”

Consistency has been the reason the Patriots are so good year in and year out, but it’s worth noting that there are more questions surrounding the team this offseason than in recent years. It’s obvious that the relationship between Tom Brady and Belichick is not as strong as it once was, and there’s a chance that could impact the way the 2018 season goes.

All that said, the Jets will either be starting veteran Josh McCown or rookie Sam Darnold in Week 1. Making the playoffs would be a very tall task given the circumstances. Belichick and Brady could despise each other and the Patriots would still deserve to be the AFC East favorites.

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